Rice + Toye Bermondsey Space
Motto plays with domestic and unstable elements to create her sculptures, exploring the tensions and volatilities between materials ranging from mesh, to bread, and playdough. For the installation at Rice + Toye, Motto will continue her material experimentation, creating a series of forms both from and for photographic images.
mages of figures found online form her source material, and are then re-sculptured and stitched into organic fabrics, creating corporeal and figure-like forms. By enlarging the images so the pixels become palpable sizes, a surface forms that re-codes and scrambles the viewers’ perception.
The publication that will sit alongside this project is a reflection of Motto’s preoccupation with the images her sculptures create. Motto has taken photographs of the sculptures situated in various locations: Motto’s studio, on the streets of Beijing, and, in the coming weeks, at Rice + Toye. The photographs capture the dualities of sculptures’ photographic qualities: the sharpness of the pixels with the blur of other enlarged areas, creating what appears to be a virtual-like or highly edited image.